Welcome to Year 2's Class Page!
We use this page to update you on all the exciting learning and activities we are doing, as well as providing regular updates and newsletters. Please have a scroll down to have a look at our photos!
Spring Term Curriculum Letter - January 2020
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to Spring term, it has been lovely to see you all back at school and raring to go. We have kicked off our Maths work focused on Money, and have been reading one of our favourite books, Not Now Bernard by David McKee in literacy. We have also started looking at the different uses of every materials in Science, take a look at our photos below when we went exploring!
Keep up the super reading at home, our competition will be launching soon - more to follow!
Miss McLeod and the team x
Curriculum Meeting 3.12.19
Election Day - Thursday 12th December 2019!
In Year 2, we had our own election-inspired day to mark the General Election 2019. We learnt about how democracy works and how we vote in elections in the UK. We then cast our very own class vote, to decide what our next class reward will be. We each marked our ballot paper and put it into the sealed ballot box! The count was verified and the winner was announced!
We then worked in teams to come up with ideas if we were standing to run the school. We had lots of great ideas, some more realistic than others! We also made our own rosettes.
We had a great day and lots of the children look forward to turning 18 when they can vote in the real elections!
We have been learning lots this month, including our continents and oceans of the world, delving into our grammar and use of the past tense, and working on our addition and subtraction in Maths. Everyone is working hard but having fun at the same time! We recently read 'Have you Filled a Bucket Today?' by Carol McCloud, and came up with lots of brilliant ideas about how we can be kind to others and fill up their invisible buckets every day.
We continue with our 'Reading for Pleasure' and our daily Book Club, and have now nearly finished Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! We have been able to do lots of activities from our love of this book, including creating our own chocolate bars and writing adverts for it. We have also done lots on using adjectives in our writing, so we really do love to describe chocolate now! This is of course balanced with our healthy eating topic in Science! Take a look at some photos below of what we have been getting up to. Well done everyone for working so hard this half term, and as Mojo would say, for always trying and never giving up!
Wishing you all a lovely half term!
Miss McLeod and the team
Christmas came early... finger painting time!
Our first few weeks of Year 2!
The class have done really well settling into Year 2 with their new teacher. We have been very focused on our 'Reading for Pleasure', and have a daily 'Book Club' where we all sit in our special Reading Area with blankets and enjoy a book together. We also have our 'Reading Train' displayed, showing all the books we have read together so far. Our love for reading is growing already!
Our topic for this term is 'What a Wonderful World' and we have started to learn about the continents of the world as well as enjoying our Science learning about living things. You will often find us outdoors exploring! We also started Forest School which everyone is really enjoying!
We had a very exciting day, where we came into school to find that The Twits had invaded Hollybush! Take a look at our page for highlights. We found wormy spaghetti in our classroom, and a tree covered in 'Hugtight' with trousers and feathers stuck to it. As we have been reading The Twits, we all knew it must have been them. We immediately set to work to write warning signs for the rest of the school, and we also helped the police by providing information to help with their investigation. In the afternoon, we created our own collages of The Twits using leaves from outside - particularly useful for their hairy beards! We also wrote kindness postcards to The Twits, to persuade them how they could be kinder. We were all very excited and worked really hard the whole day, whilst having a lot of fun.